12 Days: Snowflakes & Plaid

Jul 30, 2019Christmas & Winter Holiday Cards7 comments

12 Days: Snowflakes & Plaid

Jul 30, 2019Christmas & Winter Holiday Cards7 comments

Kraft is the perfect color for a cozy Christmas…

But, it’s hard to get colors to look good when they’re stamped on it. That’s why many resort to black, or white (pigment ink). Other dye inks will just soak in and look dark and muddy. Enter Distress Oxides! You will never think twice about stamping on Kraft again as long as you have Oxides in your supplies. Beautiful, true color sits right on top of Kraft like nobody’s business. So, go ahead, bring out your Kraft stash today and start thinking about all the cozy Christmas designs you can create!

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Today’s giveaway is a Jane Davenport Brush Pen

I’m giving away prizes every day of 12 days – you’ll have all 12 days to sign up and leave comments for extra entries! The giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY!

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My Project

I really loved the way yesterday’s project looked with the Distress Oxides on Kraft cardstock. So, why not do some more?

The Technique & Design

This project showcases just how amazing Distress Oxides look on Kraft, when using a stencil. I just love those crisp lines! I also love that the Oxide ink dries super quick! There’s no waiting around forever, or heat setting required.

I didn’t want anything to take away from the Kraft look, so I decided to do the snowflakes in gold, also on Kraft. It helps them to really melt into the design. I did want the sentiment to stand out, so a sharp black was just the ticket. 

I struggled with the proper color for the base layer. White wasn’t right. Green was too plain. And, the red just didn’t pop the way I wanted it to. So, why not a high-gloss gold? This is another great design that can be batched up into steps leaving you with plenty of cards ready to send by November!

Don’t forget to leave a comment at the end of the post to qualify for my quarterly giveaway!

Project Tutorial Video

I know I say this every project, but I really, really think this is one of my favorites! I hope you give it a try yourself because I know you’re just going to love the results when you see it in person!

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MFT: Stencils & Coordinating Supplies

MFT: Stencils & Coordinating Supplies

Welcome back for another My Favorite Things list!
Today’s list features stencils and products that work really well with them. I am in L-O-V-E with stencils.

For the 12 Days of Christmas in July (July 2019). Featuring Peaceful Flakes (Catherine Pooler), and Plaid Stencil (The Stamp Market). For more details including a process video, click through. #pmretreat #thestampmarket #christmascard #holidaycard #snowflakes #christmas #handmade #handstamped #masking #catherinepooler #distressoxides